30 for 30: Day 13 Tall Socks (A Psychological History)

Here I am eating my words (which I would reference if I could but I can’t find) about never wearing knee-high socks because I’m too old. You guys, I am waaay too old to pull off the over-the-knee socks trend, but I think I can do a just-under-the-knee sock thing, right? As long as they are with boots? And the color of the socks is similar to the color of the boots?

Maybe six years ago I was told (you know who you are) that my adorable knee-high socks were not appropriate or professional for my social work job.  I begrudgingly agreed, and stayed far away from those socks because I associated them with the trauma of criticism. Rest assured that no counseling took place while wearing these socks. Only dog-walking, margarita-drinking, and party-attending.

Glad I got all that off of my chest.

Dress: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Cardigan, boots: Madewell, Socks: ? (Filene’s Basement), Earrings: Forever 21

February 14, 2011

25 Responses to 30 for 30: Day 13 Tall Socks (A Psychological History)

  1. Sophi says:

    Don't let the anti sock man get you down. Your socks look fierce, and not at all silly on you! I think under the knee, under the boot, and mellow color is a perfectly classy application of knee socks. Age appropriate and all that.

    PS I am so sorry for being such an absent reader. I love your blog and I am determined to catch the hell up with your 30 for 30 challenge!


  2. Cathy Benavides says:

    I think you pull of knee high socks like a pro….and I am in love with your dress!!

  3. Kitsune-kun says:

    I think just under the knee socks are cuter anyway;) and this outfit is soooo GREAT. as always.

  4. LyddieGal says:

    with knee high boots, knee high socks totally work. and not in a little kid unprofessional way either.

    I will agree that the knee high sock waters might be tricky to navigate, but this way is always a winner.

    Chic on the Cheap

  5. tanvii.com says:

    First things first – I WANT THAT DRESS!!! [If you ever wanna part with it, pls let me know!]

    Secondly – Totally get what you mean by the knee high socks!!!

  6. Milly says:

    Cute as a button! Love it :)

  7. Michal says:

    Can I have that dress please?! Also, I think you pull off the socks. They are very cute without being too young. I love this outfit!

  8. Carrie at La Rizada says:

    i love everything about this.


  9. Stef / Diversions says:

    They look great on you. They are fantastic with the boots but I bet you could pull them off easy even without. You sure got the legs for it :)

  10. Lisa - respect the shoes says:

    You definitely have the knee sock with boots look down – I think you look great!

    I wish I could pull it off but I'm too short!

  11. Mitzi says:

    You look awesome! You can definitely pull off the knee-socks πŸ˜€ Love them with the boots, and that dress is really great, such an interesting print!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    M xo

  12. Amanda, The Upside of Wonder says:

    I love that dress! The colors look so pretty on you. And I think you are totally rockin' those knee high socks lady. Love em!

  13. Molly O says:

    I think the socks and boots of similar color are perfectly appropriate for you. I think of the socks as an extension of the boot, kind of like how a lot of boots come with a sweater cuff. I think I'm starting to grow out of my knee-sock phase, which is a shame because I have quite a collection. But at least they're still nice to wear under pants on cold days.

  14. Vanessa says:

    I like the knee socks, and I think you've done well pairing them with the similar toned boots. And, that dress is fantastic!

  15. Angga says:

    Your socks and your dress are a really perfect combination here, seriously!! I never think that girly dress look so good with thigh high sock and riding boots!! Good combination

  16. Rachel says:

    Haha, they look great! With this outfit, definitely age-appropriate and stylish. πŸ˜€

  17. Ms Wanda says:

    You're a social worker!!! No way!!! Well you're certainly a lot more stylish than the leather elbow patched, dangly earing-ed brigade I work with!!

  18. Estefany @ The Helmet Head says:

    Oh my gosh! you look wonderful!
    I love the whole look! And i think you are not old for the socks. You make them look so good!


  19. Felicity says:

    You can so pull these socks off! In fact, you've inspired me to go and buy some – hello ASOS πŸ˜‰

  20. Collette Osuna says:

    I LOVE socks peeking out of tall boots…Im wearing some in my outfit post tonight too:)
    You look great!!

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  21. Sarah says:

    Lovely dress. I love it with these boots and socks. a very adorable and chic look!


  22. thechyrelgomez says:

    i don't think there's a limit to style and fashion. glad you've done the knee high socks trend. :)

  23. oomph. says:

    i love the whole socks peeking out thing…now, if only i could find the right boots! love yours, they seem to fit your slim legs perfectly!


  24. blahblahblog says:

    Hmmm. Is this my favorite outfit so far? I think so!

  25. anna marie says:

    for my current gig as a social worker in a nursing home, i’m so glad i have no one stylish that works with me. i don cute dresses nearly every day, and could probably sneak in some knee-high socks if i was feeling daring that day!

    xo.anna marie

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